Shelby County Commissioner Mike Vest elected to statewide association leadership post
Published 10:46 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MONTGOMERY – Shelby County Commissioner Mike Vest will serve as a member of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s Legislative Committee. Vest was elected to the position at the ACCA 87th annual convention held late last month.
The Legislative Committee is composed of a chairman, the association’s past presidents still serving in county government, and a representative from each of ACCA’s 12 districts.
The group is responsible for formulating the association’s legislative positions for the upcoming year.
“County governments are often limited in what they can do because they are a creation of the state,” said ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield. “That means it’s incredibly important for counties to have a strong working relationship with members of Legislature. Serving on this committee is a huge responsibility to the ACCA, and Mike has proven that he is up to the task.”
Vest represents ACCA’s District 7, which includes Calhoun, Cleburne, Shelby and Talladega counties.
The ACCA is a statewide organization speaking for all 67 counties with one voice. It promotes improved county government services in Alabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staff members, administers insurance programs for county governments and employees, offers legal advice and represents the interests of county government before state and federal organizations and agencies.